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The Breaking Bad Writers' Room

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Read what it's like to be inside the Breaking Bad writers' room. We also see some of the story lines that were discarded along the way.
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24 Surprising Facts About Cheers You May Not Know. Imagine a hotel in Barstow run by a retired football player, which is what it could have been.
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In Defense of Trashy Novels. Reading should be a pleasurable experience, after all.
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Mountain people of the Bolivian Andes ate freeze-dried food long before it became a mass-produced preservation technique. In fact, they've been using the same freeze-drying methods for over 1,500 years!
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What if an EMT suffers a heart attack while administering CPR to a patient? That's exactly what happened to Joseph Hardman of Detroit while rushing a heart attack victim to the hospital.
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Olympic sprinter Carlin Isles is now a rugby player. The way he burns up the field will make rugby recruiters look for more track runners.
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What happens when you win The Price Is Right? A woman who won a Showcase Showdown tells how she collected her prizes—and what she did with them.
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The Internet’s 9 Most Hated Companies. The list contains horror stories that shouldn't happen to anyone.
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The lingering, devastating impact of bullying. A new study confirms what many childhood victims already know: you don't get over it that easily.

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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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